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FamilyKind Special Needs Parenting Project (SNPP)

Empowering Families with Children with Disabilities

Are you a parent or guardian of a child with special needs?

Are you a school leader or staff who have students with special needs?

Are you a professional working with families with special needs?     

We invite you to join us in this critical and meaningful journey! 
The SNPP takes a powerful 2-generational approach, integrating the five domains and protective factors of two foundational frameworks in the field that are promising research-based and practice-proofed:

The five domains of the Parent Educator Core Curriculum Framework (PECCF)

  • Parent Development

  • Parent-Child Relationships

  • Childhood/Youth Development

  • Family Development

  • Culture & Community

The Five Protective Factors Framework (by Center for the Study of Social Policy )

  • Parental resilience: Managing stress and functioning well when faced with challenges, adversity and trauma

  • Social connections: Positive relationships that provide emotional, informational, instrumental and spiritual support

  • Knowledge of parenting and child development: Understanding child development and parenting strategies that support physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development

  • Concrete support in times of need: Access to concrete support and services that address a family’s needs and help minimize stress caused by challenges

  • Social and emotional competence of children: Family and child interactions that help children develop the ability to communicate clearly, recognize and regulate their emotions and establish and maintain relationships

To investigate partnerships or register for classes, please contact us:

Call: 212 769 3057 or 929 479 2975

Or email:


We thank The New York Community Trust for their

generous support.

In-Person Parent Ed Class

Live via Zoom PEAP Class
for Divorcing and Separating Parents


"Very insightful about dealing with co-parenting situations"

- Parenting Education Class Participant

About the Class

  • For divorcing, separating and never-married parents

  • Class runs 5 hours

  • Refreshments served

  • Effective strategies to use with co-parents and children

  • Conveniently offered in 6 locations in the New York metropolitan area

  • Certified classes are available in English

  • Learn with other parents

  • $100 Fee

  • Sliding scale and limited fee waivers are available based on need

  • Certificate recognized nationally

  • Six months of free text messages available to reinforce skills

  • Click to see our Calendar & Fees for In-Person Parent Education Classes

  • All classes from 9 AM to 2 PM EST.

  • Please call 212-769-3057 to register or email

2024 Calendar for Live via Zoom PEAP Classes

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Click HERE to enroll. Pre-registration is required.

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Watch a video from our In-Person Class

Clases para padres

Successful Parenting with FamilyKind (SPF) virtual small-group Spring 2024 registration is now open! 

These groups are offered in English and Mandarin

Please Register Here ASAP/请这里注册

About the service

Participant Eligibility

All families with children aged 0-18 are eligible for the SPF program. 

Program Overview

The Successful Parenting with FamilyKind (SPF) Program offers high-quality parenting education that addresses the specific needs of diverse populations within the community. SPF is culturally responsive, takes a 2-generational holistic approach, provids research-based and evidence-informed knowledge, skills, and ongoing support to empowering families.

Highly-Qualified SPF Parent Educators

All SPF classes are facilitated by state-licensed/certified parent educators, who possess a master's degree, and are professionally trained and highly competent in tailoring the curricula and topics to meet the individual and collective needs of the families in the group.

Class Information

All three age groups are opening up new parenting groups during the fourth week of April.  Enroll now!


Parenting groups meet weekly with 8 sessions for each series.

Small group size (10-20). Schedules are in the EST Time Zone.


  • Tuesdays 12:00-1:00, Early childhood parenting group (for families with children aged 0-5) 

  • Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 PM, Middle childhood parenting group (for families with children aged 6-12) 

  • Mondays 8:00-9:00 PM, Adolescent parenting group (for families with children aged 13-18) 

  • 周二中午12:00-1:00,成功育子家长课中文班(孩子年龄18岁或以下,讲中文的家庭) 

Tuition and Scholarships

The 8-week series is $400 per family. Family members must only use one computer to log in for each class, sharing the camera and screen for the class session.

Financial Assistance is available and is based on household income. Please call 212-769-3057 or 929-479-2975 to see how you qualify. 

NEW: FamilyKind is very proud to announce a new article on virtual parenting education by our Director of the Parent Education Department, Yu Jiang (YuJi).


The impact of virtual live parenting education


Nuestro Clases
Individualized parent education

Nuestro Clases de educación para padres en español. Estas son clases no certificadas.

Online Meeting

Información sobre Esta Clase:

  • Clases para padres: Una clase de 4.5 horas que se ofrece en persona o en línea para padres que se están divorciando, separando o que nunca se han casado. Los participantes aprenden herramientas y estrategias de gran utilidad para mejorar la comunicación entre los padres y el bienestar de los niños y de la familia. Puede ser en inglés o en español.

  • Pregunta por nuestro Clases de educación para padres en español. (Ask us about Parent Education classes available in Spanish.)

  • Estas son clases no certificadas y no son aceptada por los tribunales del Estado de Nueva York.

Individualized Parenting Education (IPE)

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About the service

  • Parenting educators will meet with single parents or co-parents whose main focus will be to identify, apply and strengthen parenting and family skills over a series of 45-minute sessions.

  • Parents who have completed parenting education classes either at FamilyKind or elsewhere, may work one-on-one with a parenting educator who will optimize the application of previously learned skills.

  • Parents who haven’t had the opportunity to complete a parenting education program, may still work with a parenting educator on a one-to-one basis to learn important distinctions about parenting strategies, skills and styles.

  • Children of various stages and ages pose parenting challenges, however, as parents gain insights into how to be effective in the best interest of their children, relationships and family well-being improves.

“You’ll be amazed at how you can fall back in love with the job of being a parent.”

"Experience valuable workforce development for the most rewarding job of your life."

FamilyKind Parenting Education

Parenting Education is Fun and Rewarding.

Come Be Amazed!

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FimilyKind On Sondra Miller

Click Here to read Judge Miller’s article in the New York Law Office making a case for parent education for divorcing parents.

The current pandemic has increased the tensions that normally affect families, and particularly those engaged in divorce proceedings.
In the article, Judge Miller eloquently pleads the case for parent education for divorcing parents.

Judge Sondra M. Miller

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